Mergers of large competing airlines unlikely, analysts say

08/15/2007 | Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas)

Airline consolidation is unlikely to involve the combination of large carriers, according to some analysts. JP Morgan analyst Jamie Baker envisions mergers of large and small carriers. "Such deals are simply more likely to curry requisite regulatory and labor favor, hence are the most likely to be pulled off," Baker says. Meanwhile, other observers note that the combination of large airlines could reduce competition and capacity.

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